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PRESS RELEASE: January 20, 2010

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact announced Wednesday that Trois-Rivières Attak striker Reda Agourram has been invited to the Montreal team’s training camp, which will kick off Monday at the Bell Sports Complex, in Brossard.

Agourram, a 19-year-old Montrealer of Moroccan origin, played the 2009 season with the Impact’s reserve team. In 19 matches (14 starts) and 1,356 minutes of play, Agourram scored 13 goals, which earned him the Best Scorer and Rookie of the Year honours, both with the Attak and in the Canadian Soccer League. In his first season in that league, he helped the Attak win their first playoff championship. In 2009, he was called up by the Impact for the exhibition game against the Haitian national team, July 1, at Saputo Stadium.

“Reda did very well with the reserve team last year and we have followed him closely with Attak coach Philippe Eullaffroy,” declared Impact head coach Marc Dos Santos. “He is a player who is physically strong and fast. His excellent vision of the game enables him to make the right decisions in the 18-yard box. He will now need to show that he deserves his spot in the team this upcoming season.”

“I’m thrilled about having been invited to camp, but the toughest part is yet to come,” declared Agourram, who is back from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he took part in the U-23 Canadian Olympic team training camp, from January 11 to the 19. “I hope to leave a positive impression and be selected by the club. I had a good season with the Attak last year and I believe I’m ready to make the leap into the professional ranks. My learning curve will only continue to grow with the Impact.”

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BROSSARD – The Montreal Impact played Saturday its second inter-club match of training camp in front of more than 600 spectators at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.

The Blue team, composed mainly of Impact players, registered a 3-0 win against the White team, which was mostly made up of players from the reserve team, the Trois-Rivières Attak.

Midfielder Tony Donatelli opened the score at the 23rd minute by scoring on a penalty. Forward Reda Agourram doubled the Blue team’s lead at the 33rd minute by completing a play started by forward Eduardo Sebrango and midfielder Filipe Soares. Forward Roberto Brown scored the third goal of the match at the 90th minute, completing with a header a cross from midfielder Philippe Billy.

Forwards Roberto Brown and Eduardo Sebrango, midfielders Leonardo Di Lorenzo and Tyler Hemming, as well as defender Hicham Aaboubou, who had not played the first inter-club game last Saturday, took part in the match. Goalkeepers Matt Jordan, Andrei Badescu and Dominic Provost shared the playing time in nets. Goalkeeper Srdjan Djekanovic did not play due to back spasms.

“The game today was another good test for all players,” declared Impact head coach Marc Dos Santos. “I liked what I saw, especially during the first half, because we were closer to our game principles. I see progress since the start of camp and it’s satisfying. Nonetheless, we will get a clearer picture of the team’s evolution during our stay in Portugal.”

The Impact should play its first training camp exhibition game this coming Friday against a university team.

Peter Byers, who underwent surgery to his right knee on Friday, will be absent for a four-week period approximately.
EPJr2010-05-12 20:03:03 +0000 #3
Impact beat Portuguese Club 5-1

FREAMUNDE, Portugal - The Montreal Impact won 5-1 (halftime 2-1) against Sport Clube Freamunde, a second division Portuguese club playing in the League of Honour, Wednesday in Freamunde, in the first of three exhibition matches in Portugal, played under heavy rain conditions and wind squalls of more than 70 km/h. "Even if the score doesn't truly reflect the game, the victory is fully deserved because the Impact was the best team on the field. The result is really fair," declared Impact head coach Marc Dos Santos. "Maybe Freamunde didn't approach the game in the best manner, while we came here with the same attitude than during a league match. I think we surprised them."
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MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact FC announced Friday it would play a home-and-away friendly series against Antigua Barracuda FC. Both teams will first match up Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 pm at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, in Antigua, and then Saturday, September 4, at 2:30 pm at Saputo

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Montreal Supporters Club

UM02 (Ultras Montréal)

The group was created in 2002, after the re-opening of the Montréal Impact, when a group of fans decided to bring organized and vocal support to Impact games. Their slogan is "Toujours Fidèles" which is French for Always Faithful.

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